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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
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A fun way to learn the ecology of SW Florida--for all ages

The Conservancy has exhibits and docents that have a wide range of appeal. The boat ride through... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Teddy B
Naples, Florida
Get to Know the Nature Around You

You can visit the Discovery Center where you can walk through all the habitats in SWFL and see the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Judith M H
Naples, FL, United States
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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and...more
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Conservancy has exhibits and docents that have a wide range of appeal. The boat ride through the mangroves out to the Gordon River is a highlight for everyone!

Thank Teddy B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can visit the Discovery Center where you can walk through all the habitats in SWFL and see the sea turtle. My grandchildren love the touch tank with horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, whelks and more. There are electric boat rides down the headwaters of Naples...More

Thank Judith M H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We drove 2 hours to spend a perfect day in Naples :) i found this place online and i known we have to see it. It was so wonderful :) we realy wanted to to boat ride so we checked weather! Boat will not go...More

1  Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We came here as we love wildlife and it had great reviews. It was an odd experience... Was about $22 for 2 of us, we saw a hummingbird, an eagle, a cute owl and a baby racoon. That was it. We attended a reptile talk...More

3  Thank HonJamm
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Every time we turned the corner we found a friendly, knowledgeable volunteer that was excited to tell us about the area they were responsible for. It really shows that the volunteers love being a part of the Conservancy. We started our tour with the electric...More

1  Thank Jay L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The 45 minute boat tide is amazing. I felt like I was in Florida before it was developed. Then reality set in and we were in a subdivision near the Gordon River. The captain was very knowledgeable about trees, plants, wildlife. Become a member and...More

1  Thank JVS850
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Three of us pent a wonderful 4 hours at the Conservancy today. Unfortunately boat ride was cut short by heavy thunderstorm. Spent 3 hours in the Discovery Center with a great tour guide (Irene). We all learned a lot about the history of the Florida...More

1  Thank MW34119
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We joined as members this year. They do an excellent job at spreading the word of what needs to be done for future generations. Hidden gem near downtown Naples. Check it out!!!

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Just love visiting this venue with family, friends and especially children. The programs and boat ride there are perfect for all ages.

1  Thank travelefun
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They take animals that are sick or hurt and help them get well, This is a good place to learn about Florida wild life. It teaches the kids to respect them life of FL. Snakes, Turtles, birds and much more.

Thank Sunshine3215
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be... More
13 May 2018|
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.
3 March 2018|
Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids